I don’t drink hot chocolate very much, because as a food blogger I have enough calories flowing around in my kitchen to add hot chocolate to the already long list. But winter is coming, the sun is lazy, the air is crisp, my bedroom smells musty from my wintertime quilt, and Starbucks cups are coming in red jackets, so a hot chocolate was necessary this morning…it really was.
Whenever I do drink hot chocolate though, I make it count. I put all my favorite things in it. And today I took it a little further and put all your favorite things in it too. Seriously! I made a nutella, bitter sweet chocolate, and a dash of cayenne infused hot chocolate. That really should have been enough, except I live with an American roommate and have a ready supply of marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanut butter–which are her favorite things–so I added them too. Therefore, we had two tall cups of nutella and peanut butter nutella hot chocolate with roasted marshmallows, cherries, and chocolate toppings for breakfast today. It was delicious! We do not regret it, and neither should you.
Peanut butter and Nutella hot chocolate with roasted marshmallows recipe
Level: Easy Preparation time: 3 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Serves: 2 Calories per serving: 220
2 cups low fat milk (whole milk will make it too think and double the number of calories)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp nutella
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp sugar (optional)
1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 cup marshmallows
2 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
2 cherries (optional)
Set oven temperature to low broil. After 5 minutes of preheating, keeping the oven door slightly open broil the marshmallows for 2 minutes.
Heat milk in a pan.
Add cocoa powder, nutella, peanut butter, cayenne, and sugar. Stir to mix well.
Pour into cups and top with roasted marshmallows, chocolate chips, and cherries.